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Special DeliveriesNew Additions to FGI Families Upcoming EventsTrend Report!!! FGI Throughout the WorldSee what the rest of FGI is up to.


_xààxÜ yÜÉÅ exz|ÉÇtÄ W|ÜxvàÉÜ Daylight Savings I have never understood Daylight Savings. I mean, I know why it happens, but wouldn’t it just be easier to place the clocks half-way between the two time changes and call it a day? All this time “saving” is throwing me off. Thank God my blackberry keeps better track of the time than I do. Time seems to be flying! March!? Is it really March!?? I have successfully put off finishing my taxes for two months now… I don’t seem to have the option of procrastinating much longer. Grrr. As a small business owner taxes are not as easy as asking HR for mileage reports and expenditures and as a NON-math person, these reports are something I dread. 1 more month to complete… Yikes. I wasn’t sure what to write about this month and as I thought more and more about this idea of saving, I thought I would suggest a few ways to SAVE. Some of these are new ideas to me and some are tricks of the trade I have learned after many years working fashion shows… ENJOY!

SAVE your inexpensive jewelry: Don’t you hate how inexpensive jewelry metal turns color after a while? You find this fab piece that you think will convince everyone you spent hundreds, then after one wear, the “gold” or “silver” starts to turn dull and even a little green… You can SAVE your inexpensive jewelry by layering with a thin coat of clear spray paint before wearing! SAVE your cashmere: Despite what it says on the tag, cashmere is best washed by hand. SAVE your precious sweaters by drying it using a salad spinner, which releases excess water in seconds. SAVE your wardrobe from fly-aways: To stop angora or mohair from shedding, fold the garment and place it into a zip-top bag and freeze it for at least three hours. Problem solved, no more fly-away on the rest of your wardrobe! SAVE a garment from deodorant marks: Remove white deodorant marks from a garment by gently rubbing with the protective foam used on hangers against the fabric. This will remove the mark and won’t leave any fuzz from wiping. SAVE Cheap Hairspray: Cheap hairspray has its purpose! Use hairspray to remove a lipstick stain or to coat stockings to help keep them from snagging. Did you know that a TINY bit of hairspray can also keep you from slipping inside your shoes? SAVE yourself from blistered feet: All of us have had blistered feet from wearing new shoes. Break in stiff or too-snug shoes by slipping them on with socks and blasting your feet with a hot dryer.

]âÄ|x YÉâz{à FGI San Diego Regional Director

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gtuÄx Éy VÉÇàxÇàá Letter from Regional Director………………………………………………………..2 Letter from Editor……………………………………………………………………..3 Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………..3 About FGI……………………………………………………………………………...4 Calendar of Events……………..................………………………………………...5 Update of FGI San Diego Board Member-Jeannie Haddox.………………….…6 Special Deliveries....………………………...……………..………………………...7 Front Cover Credits………………...………………………………………………...8 Advertising Opportunities……………….…………………………………...………9 Become an FGI Member…………….……....…………………………………….10 FGI Job Bank………………………………………………………………………..11 FGI Throughout the World..………………………….…………………………….12 Member Corner………….…………………………………………………………..13 Board Members……………………………………………………………………..14

_xààxÜ yÜÉÅ Xw|àÉÜ I want to dedicate this issue to our absolutely amazing Regional Director, Julie Fought. If it wasn’t for her, this issue would not have happened. I’ve been swamped this month with a lot of crazy things going on and without all of the great content she supplied…well...you wouldn’t be reading this right now. For those of you who have not had the opportunity, nay, privilege to work with Julie, then I highly recommend you volunteer to work an FGI committee, simply to get to know this extraordinary woman. Getting to know Julie will truly change your life. How someone can be successful, cheerful, dedicated, reliable, honorable AND fashionable all at the same time is beyond belief. If it’s in her drinking water then I want a case of that! So, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Julie! You are a true leader, a great inspiration and the best thing that has ever happened to FGI San Diego! Have a fashionabulous month!!! Until next time…

]xtÇxààx VÜâàv{y|xÄw FGI San Diego Board Member-Communications Chair 3


WHO we are already…

WHAT we do in the present…

FGI Mission Statement…

The Fashion Group International is a global non-profit association with a network of over 5,000 dynamic professionals of achievement and influence from all areas of fashion and related industries including apparel, accessories, beauty, publishing, retailing and interior design.

The Fashion Group International works to promote the advancement of every member, while addressing issues that affect the entire industry. Our commitment to the industry is evident in our proactive approach to business. Our events provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information with industry leaders on a wide array of topics.

The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.

WHERE we are headed in the future…

The goals of the organization are…

Established in 1930, The Fashion Group International was founded on the idea that it takes an exceptional woman to flourish and succeed in the challenging world of fashion. That year, seventeen women gathered by Edna Woolman Chase, editor-in-chief of VOGUE, met for lunch in New York City. They had three things in common: each held a job of consequence in fashion, each respected every member of the group and each held a common belief.

Cognizant of the ever-changing nature of the industry, and the increasingly turbulent nature of business, the Fashion Group International addresses issues relevant to the future of the industry. Our events encourage thinking outside the box, both for members and non-members alike. As we begin the twenty-first century, the role of They agreed that fashion needed a our organization will be more forum for the expression and relevant than ever. Even conducting enhancement of the American fashion “business as usual” will require business and the increasingly foresight and knowledge of “big important role women played in the picture” issues that are the hallmark industry. Ever since, the organization of our events. has brought the best and the brightest in the industry together in unique Global communications and the New ways that provide an unrivaled Media revolution are an integral part support system, while facilitating the of our commitment to being at the exchange of ideas and resources. cutting edge. Fashion Group International’s online presence as Elizabeth Arden, Edith Head and well as localized blogs and social Eleanor Roosevelt were among the media is the industry’s number one founding members. Eight decades cyber-destination for a wealth of later, the names have changed, but information about fashion and the energy, talent and commitment fashion-related industries. Fashion remains the same. Group International’s web site is an ever-evolving resource for industry professionals.

To advance professionalism in fashion and its related lifestyle industries. To provide a public forum for examination of important, contemporary issues in the business of fashion. To present timely information regarding national and global trends that have an effect on the fashion industries. To provide activities and programs which enhance networking skills and encourage interpersonal contacts so as to further the professional, social and personal development of members.

For More Information on Fashion Group International, please visit our local web site: www.fgisandiego.org or our New York web site at: www.fginewyork.org

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Mr. Ben Madden Pinard Proud FGI Mama: Liza Pinard Born December 19th at 1:21 pm 7 lb. 4 oz. and 21” long Mr. Theodore Jacob Kuriakose Proud FGI Mama: Kit Kuriakose Born February 24th at 6:12 am 7 lb. 4 oz. and 19” long

Miss Kennedy Leigh Smith Proud FGI Mama: Lindsay Smith Born February 25th at 10:46 pm 7 lb. 8 oz. and 20.5” long 7


Front Cover Feature

Photographer Krissy Fernandez Model Stephanie Leet Make-Up/Hair Danielle Verde Wardrobe Fusion-Elle NOTE: Are you a photographer, model, make-up artist, etc. who would like some great exposure? FGI San Diego is always looking for contributors for the covers of our monthly newsletters. As we are a nonprofit, trying to raise funds for fashion related scholarships, we can not pay for your photos, however we can offer credit of course, free advertising in our newsletter for you and your business as well as exposure to fashion peeps in San Diego and all over the world.

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The FGI San Diego Newsletter is now allowing advertising to non-members! (FGI Members ALWAYS get FREE advertising!) Get your business marketed to our members, clients and friends! We have over 2200 in our social media contacts, over 2200 followers on our blog, over 2000 people in our database and over 4000 views total on our newsletters since inception! Most of our readership is San Diego based with some being in the fashion capital of the world, NYC!

ADVERTISING PRICES Business Card…………………...…….$20 per month Quarter Page……………….……….…$30 per month Half Page……………….…………..…$50 per month Full Page…………………………..…..$80 per month *Special: Purchase 3 months of ads and get one month free! For more information about advertising in the FGI San Diego Newsletter, please email fgisandiegonewsletter@gmail.com

The FGI San Diego Newsletter is published monthly, online at www.issuu.com/fgisandiego. In addition, We also print a select number of newsletters and send them to our prestigious San Diego Friends of Fashion list. 9


FGI San Diego appreciates the continued support for those members who have already renewed their membership for 2013, however, for those who might have forgotten, please check your email inboxes for the reminder email and the link to renew. For those of you who are not members yet, please visit our site www.sandiego.fgi.org to fill out an application to start enjoying the benefits of membership. If you recently joined, do not worry, you are already paid up for 2013. Even though you may not be able to be more personally involved in our events as well as committees, your renewal allows us to conduct many events throughout the year for career development, student scholarships and of course a whole lot of fun and networking!

Membership Offers Many Benefits! Increase your visibility in the San Diego fashion environment! Concise & Comprehensive Coverage of the Spring and Fall RTW Collections! • Industry events focused on fashion business that matters most to you! • Connect with other fashion leaders in San Diego! • FGI Membership Directory: A Who’s Who of the Fashion WORLD! • Board and committee opportunities for various FGI San Diego projects! •

Students FGI San Diego offers a limited number of student memberships per year. We also encourage student participation by accepting numerous interns each semester. Contact FGISanDiego@yahoo.com for more information.

Photo Credits: Photographer: Daniel Juare; Model: Mistianna Stromatt; MUAH: Lindsay Smith; Wardrobe: PrettyIs 10


Ytá{|ÉÇ ZÜÉâÑ]Éu UtÇ~ Are you an entrepreneurial woman who loves fashion and beautiful clothes?

Need some help around the office? Have a project coming up and need help? Have a position open in your company? Need interns? If you are a member of FGI San Diego, then you are able to advertise your job openings (paid or not) in the FGI newsletter for FREE! Email your job description with contact information to fgisandiegonewsletter@gmail.com

Are you self-motivated and looking for a stream of income with unlimited earning potential and a flexible schedule? Consider becoming a Doncaster Stylist and Wardrobe Consultant. For further information contact Marilyn Murlowski MurlowskiM@aol.com

The FGI San Diego Board is looking for the following interns: Public Relations Assist PR Chair with promoting FGI San Diego events. Event Planning Assist Programming Chair with producing events. Specifically looking for interns to help plan our Style Awards in 2014! Sponsorship Assist Sponsorship Chair in securing donations for events. Social Media (blog, FB, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn) Be responsible for adding pertinent content to various social media platforms. We are looking for an intern for each of the above platforms. We are a non-profit organization and can supply you credit if your school requires you to do community service. Interested? Email fgisandiego@yahoo.com

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UÉtÜw `xÅuxÜá Regional Director…………………………………………………….Julie Fought Secretary…………………………...………………………………Jeanie Haddox Treasurer…………………………………………………………Sushmita Utpala Programs Co-Chair……………………………………………………Lena Evans Programs Co-Chair…………………………………………………Kit Kuriakose Programs Co-Chair………………………………………….……..Melissa Lewis Membership Co-Chair.……..…………………….………………Maria Delgado Membership Co-Chair…………………………….………………….Liza Pinard Public Relations Chair………………………………………...……Vanessa Diaz Publicity Chair…………………………………………………..Kailynn Bowling Hospitality Chair……………………………………………………..Marie Green Sponsorship Chair…………………………………………………….Lupe Ahern Communications Chair/RD-Elect……………………………Jeanette Crutchfield Communications-Elect…………………………………...………...Shahnaz Zarif District Director……………………………………………………...Pam Iannota Interested in becoming a board member? You must serve on a committee before consideration. Contact FGISanDiego@yahoo.com for more information.

P.O. Box 86545 San Diego, CA 92138

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FGI San Diego Newsletter-March 2013  

FGI San Diego Newsletter-March 2013

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